Union College — Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology

Pending administrative approval, the Union College department of psychology seeks a clinical or counseling psychologist for a two-thirds time Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2021-2022 academic year. This position is eligible for benefits.  

Our new colleague will teach four courses, including these components of our year-long clinical sequence: Clinical Psychology 1: Disorders (formerly Abnormal Psychology); Clinical Psychology 2: Interventions; Clinical Psychology 3: Internship; and possibly a specialty course (e.g., addictions, pediatrics, diversity/inclusion).  Clinical Psychology 2: Interventions covers theories of psychotherapy and communication and includes a lab section.  For Clinical Psychology 3: Internship, advanced students spend ten hours per week at supervised internship sites in the community and meet for one class section per week for group supervision.

Many of our students are interested in pursuing careers in the helping professions, and continue on to masters, doctoral, or pre-med programs. There would also be opportunities to mentor clinically bound students, to supervise senior thesis projects, and conduct one’s own independent research. Visiting faculty and their students are eligible for generous research grant funding offered by the college. Completion of an APA-approved internship is required. Applicants should be either licensed or license-eligible in the state of New York.

Founded in 1795, Union College is a small, selective, private college with a history of excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and engineering.  We attract outstanding students who appreciate rigorous and engaging learning experiences and opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research. The College is located in New York’s Capital District, a metropolitan area of over one million people.  Our region offers a range of residential options from urban to suburban to rural, along with a variety of interesting cultural and recreational opportunities. In addition, both New York City and Boston are located within three-hour drives from campus.

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Our goal is not only to increase diversity, but to support a diverse environment in which people from varied backgrounds can succeed and thrive. As such, we welcome applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities who request such accommodations.

We ask that candidates submit the following via our application site, http://jobs.union.edu: (1) an application letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) statements of teaching and research interests, (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness including any course evaluations and peer evaluations that are available, (5) evidence of scholarly work, and (6) a statement describing experience working with diverse student populations and/or the ability to contribute to a diverse community.  Candidates will be asked to identify three references, from whom the system will request recommendation letters.  Questions may be directed to George Bizer, chair of the search committee, at bizerg@union.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.